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Effect of once a week endurance exercise on fitness status in sedentary subjects.
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PMID:  20873080     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To study whether 3-months aerobic exercise training at moderate intensity once a week can increase fitness status in healthy sedentary young men. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Randomized controlled study was performed in 37 sedentary young men, 18 to 25 years old. The exercise group (19) was assigned to work on bicycle ergometry at 60% of maximal effort, once a week for 12 weeks. The control group (18) lived a normal life style. Before and after training, aerobic fitness (VO2(max)), resting heart rate, lipid profile, and isokinetic power and strength of shoulder and knee were evaluated. RESULTS: In the exercise group, there was a significant increase in most fitness parameters compared with control, VO2(max) (19.7%), isokinetic power and strength of shoulder and knee (14.9%), and resting heart rate decreased (7.4%). CONCLUSION: Moderate-intensity training once a week for at least 12 weeks was sufficient to increase aerobic fitness in sedentary young men. This low frequency of exercise training may be used to encourage sedentary individuals for more compliance with physical activity.
Ashira Hiruntrakul; Ratanavadee Nanagara; Alongkot Emasithi; Katarina T Borer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-28     Completed Date:  2010-10-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1070-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise / physiology*
Health Status
Heart Rate / physiology
Lipids / blood
Muscle Strength / physiology*
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Physical Endurance / physiology*
Physical Fitness / physiology*
Sedentary Lifestyle
Time Factors
Young Adult
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